Friday, May 24, 2013
The Smyrna Police Department held its first ever promotional ceremony Thursday.
Six Smyrna police officers were promoted and recognized at a ceremony held Thursday afternoon at Brawner Hall by the Smyrna Police Department. This was the first promotional ceremony the department has ever held. “It is with my great honor to be able to promote these outstanding officers to their new rank," said Smyrna Police Chief David Lee. "With these new promotions come new responsibilities. This includes becoming change agents for the new direction of the Smyrna Police Department.” Chief Lee and members of the senior command staff presented the 2013 promotions to the following officers: Click here to read more about the officers on the city's website.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
"The total amount of the items that were confirmed to have been pawned is $3,060," according to the Smyrna Police Department.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Cobb woman who allegedly stole more than $3,000 worth of electronics and other goods from a Smyrna home where she worked as a daytime caregiver. After the homeowner hired Sarah Ann Dinkel to take care of her children, "periodically items would come up missing," a Smyrna police officer wrote in a Cobb County criminal warrant. This went on from Oct. 1 until May 4, records show. The last straw came on May 4 when the homeowner could not find her Wii gaming system and the A/V cables on the back of her TV were in disarray, according to the warrant. The homeowner reported the theft, and provided a list of the other items that had gone missing since hiring Dinkel. The list included gaming systems and an iPad…
Monday, May 20, 2013
She said she was told not to tell anyone about the alleged sexual abuse.
A Smyrna man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 7-year-old girl. Between Oct. 1 and March 13, investigators with the Smyrna Police Department said Jose Alberto Dealmonte raped the girl "more than one time inside her residence." During one incident, the girl told authorities that she tried to get away, but Dealmonte allegedly "grabbed her by the leg and pulled her back to him," according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. The girl said that Dealmonte told her not to tell anyone about the alleged sexual abuse. "Accused called it their 'secret,' " an officer wrote in the warrant. Dealmonte was arrested Thursday night on charges that include rape, child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree, according to …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The free seminar will be held end of this month.
The Smyrna Police Department will host a seminar this month to educate citizens about gun safety. The free Gun Safety Seminar is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, and applications are being accepted online. Space is limited, and priority will be given to Smyrna citizens but all are welcome. The location of the event will be annouced at a later date. During the seminar, Smyrna officers will cover topics including: Click here to apply.
Friday, May 3, 2013
She was stopped in front of the Powder Springs Road Taco Bell when a Powder Springs man allegedly "scraped the entire driver side of victim's personal vehicle" and drove away.
A Smyrna police officer was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Powder Springs. The hit-and-run occurred sometime between 7:17 p.m. and 8:28 p.m. April 22 in front of the Taco Bell on Powder Springs Road. The officer told Powder Springs police that she was in front of the restaurant when a white 2005 Jaguar "suddenly went into the center turn lane and ... scraped the entire driver side of victim's personal vehicle," according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. Ameer Hakim Nadir, the Powder Springs man who was behind the wheel of the Jaguar, allegedly "turned into the Taco Bell paking lot, drove the wrong way down the drive-through lane, exited the parking lot, and went back onto Powder Springs Road," according to the warrant. The officer…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
She dropped off her 18-month-old son around 5 p.m. April 3 and said she'd be back at the same time the next day to pick up her child. Days passed with no sign of the mother.
A Lawrenceville woman who allegedly left her 18-month-old son at a Smyrna apartment complex last Wednesday and never came to pick him up at the designated time because she was arrested on a prostitution charge in Atlanta faces a new charge in Cobb County. Laura Marie Robbins was arrested Tuesday in Cobb on a charge of contributing to the deprivation fo a minor, according to online jail records. In a Cobb County criminal warrant, authorities allege that Robbins left her child with a woman she didn't know at The Greens at Windy Hill Apartment Homes. The babysitter, records show, was recommended to Robbins by another woman. Robbins dropped off the child around 5 p.m. April 3 and said she'd be back at the same time the next day to pick up her …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
If convicted of all charges, he could face life in prison without parole.
A Smyrna man has been indicted on murder charges in connection with the December 2012 death of his wife. A Cobb County indictment handed down April 4 alleges that on Dec. 5, 31-year-old Derrick McLaurence Williams used his hands to choke 33-year-old Finesse Dawson at a home on Old Springs Road. After allegedly beating and strangling Dawson to death, Williams cleaned up his wife's body and wrapped her in bedding to hide the crime before fleeing the scene, investigators told Patch at the time. Williams was arrested Dec. 11 in Washoe County, Nev., and extradited back to Cobb. He is at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond on various charges, including malice murder, felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault. If …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The city's police department will be hosting its first ever Citizens Police Academy in May.
The Smyrna Police Department will be hosting its ﬁrst Citizens Police Academy starting May 20. The program will run for 11 consecutive weeks, with a three-hour weekly meeting each week. Participants will get a behind the scenes look at police operations. Class size is limited 15 seats to allow for hands-on training. Special topics to be covered will include: In order to participate , you must be 18 years old and pass a background check. Priority will be given to Smyrna residents, but all are welcome to apply, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith. Click here to download an application. You can also find the Background Authorization form here. After completing the application and background authorization form, email them to Capt. Tony …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Smyrna Police Department arrested two employees of Discount Tobacco and Red Lobster Tuesday after they sold alcohol to a minor.
Two businesses in Smyrna, Discount Tobacco and Red Lobster, failed a recent alcohol compliance check by the Smyrna Police Department. Smyrna police conducted an alcohol compliance check Tuesday at 17 Smyrna businesses. The Department’s Street Crimes Unit sent an underage informant to the 17 locations as part of an effort to reduce underage drinking, in partnership with the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce. "Employees from 15 Smyrna businesses did exactly as they should—they checked IDs and refused to sell to minors," said Smyrna police spokesperson Michael Smith. Employees from two businesses, Arman Khaleghi, 25, of Kennesaw, and 29-year-old Anika McCoy of Marietta, were arrested after they checked the informant's ID and sold alcohol to the minor, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A suspect was shot by a Smyrna police officer Tuesday during a traffic stop that resulted in a car chase and collisions involving multiple vehicles, according to authorities.
The suspect in Tuesday's incident has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Shymel Gibbs of Austell. Gibbs attempted to run down a Smyrna police officer and was shot, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith. Gibbs is charged with aggravated assault and two felony charges including the intent to murder and obstruction. He is expected to be released from the hospital later today. The Smyrna Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting from Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said a suspect was shot by a Smyrna police officer during a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle that resulted in a car chase and collisions involving multiple vehicles. The initial incident happened at approximately 5 p.m. on Park Road just north of …